The pandemic caused the leadership Team of Truly Valued, a non-profit 501(c)(3) in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, to quickly reimagine their mentorship program for middle and high school young women. They skillfully transitioned to a creative virtual environment without pausing for a moment. Their commitment to the young women in
This has been a tough year for many here on the Suncoast. Yet there are organizations like The Blessing Bags Project that long before 2020 were caring for those less fortunate in our communities. This group of volunteers and strategic partnerships throughout the Suncoast seeks to provide basic and critical
The Sarasota Film Festival announced today that the 23rd annual edition of the festival will take place April 30th – May 9th, 2021. The festival is now accepting submissions for next year. Held annually in Sarasota, Florida, the Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and
By the time Greg Cruz, Streets of Paradise President, was 11 years old he had what is often referred to as Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Without caretakers to protect him he endured chronic and multiple repeated traumatic events that began in infancy and continued into adulthood.
Has this summer passed quicker than any other or is it just me who feels this way? It seems like once June hit we warp-sped into July for a nanosecond and here we are in mid-August ready to begin the 2018-19 school year. The pace of life hastens as our children grow, that is an undeniable heart aching aspect of parenthood. As adults, time is viewed as a valuable commodity and we try to instill that into our children as we present opportunities for them to participate in extracurricular activities. When we see the scope of their interests narrow, and they live, breathe, sleep their new passion — we are bound to support their dream.
A local chapter of a national charity is already making a lifelong difference. But to expand their impact, they need a few good men… or 100 good men.
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Sun Coast’s vision is for all children to achieve success in life. Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters impacted the lives of 1,869 children in our community in 2016-17.